MLD Choice Awards 2017 - Nonfiction

The Best True Tales of the Year!

Winners

1. Scandinavian Gatherings
by Melissa Bahen

Let Scandinavian Gatherings be your hygge handbook (pronounced hoo-ga) for cozy retreats in the comfort of your own home! With this darling collection…

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2. QB: My Life Behind the Spiral
by Steve Young

Steve Young produced some of the most memorable moments in NFL history.  “The Run” – his electrifying 49-yard game-winning touchdown against…

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3. You Will Not Have My Hate
by Antoine Leiris

On November 13, 2015, Antoine Leiris’s wife, Helene Muyal-Leiris, was killed by terrorists while attending a rock concert at the Bataclan Theater in…

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4. The Magnolia Story
by Chip and Joanna Gaines)

Are you ready to see your fixer upper? These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of

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5. Grunt
by Mary Roach

Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier’s most challenging adversaries—panic, exhaustion, heat, noise—and introduces us to the…

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4.  The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines


Are you ready to see your fixer upper?

These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation, their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a different series of questions, like—Who are these people?What’s the secret to their success? And is Chip actually that funny in real life? By renovating homes in Waco, Texas, and changing lives in such a winsome and engaging way, Chip and Joanna have become more than just the stars of Fixer Upper, they have become America’s new best friends.

The Magnolia Story is the first book from Chip and Joanna, offering their fans a detailed look at their life together. From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything; from the childhood memories that shaped them, to the twists and turns that led them to the life they share on the farm today.

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In Such Good Company
by Carol Burnett

Who but Carol Burnett herself has the timing, talent, and wit to pull back the curtain on the Emmy-Award winning show that made television history for…

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Eat Like a Gilmore
by Kristi Carlson

The infamous appetites of the Gilmore Girls are given their due in this fun, unofficial cookbook inspired by the show. Fans will eat up the delicious recipes honoring…

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French Desserts
by Hillary Davis

They’re all sweet, they’re all delectable, and they’re all homemade. Hillary Davis celebrates her favorite homemade French desserts, plus…

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Cooking for Jeffrey
by Ina Garten

Ina’s most personal cookbook yet, Cooking for Jeffrey is filled with the recipes Jeffrey and their friends request most often as well as charming stories from…

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Scrappy Little Nobody
by Anna Kendrick

Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen starring in films like Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air, Twilight, and Into the Woods, Anna Kendrick was…

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Spark Joy
by Marie Kondō

Marie Kondo’s unique KonMari Method of tidying up is nothing short of life-changing—and her first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, has become a worldwide

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The Perfect Horse
by Elizabeth Letts

As the Russians closed in on Hitler from the east and the Allies attacked from the west, American soldiers discovered a secret Nazi effort to engineer a…

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Hero of the Empire
by Candice Millard

At age twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime minister of England one day, despite the fact he had just…

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Hamilton: the Revolution
by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the…

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Sun, Moon, Earth
by Tyler Nordgren

On August 21, 2017, more than ten million Americans experienced an awe-inspiring phenomenon: the first total eclipse of the sun in America in almost…

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